2020 Fun Fly

2020 Annual Whirlybird Fun Fly Postponed

Antire Valley County Park, St, Louis Missouri, USA

Due to the pandemic concerns we have indefinately postponed the funfly. We will be looking at other options later in the year.

The St. Louis Whirlybirds R/C Helicopter Club would like to invite you to our 34th Annual R/C Helicopter Fun Fly is postponed. There will be three days of open flying all registered pilots are eligible for door prizes. It is a great opportunity to meet other pilots and exchange setup and flying tips. Whether you are a novice or expert, there is a great time planned for all.  Charging station provided for batteries via a generator.

In addition to the fun fly STL FPV Racers will be having an exhibition. Due to the flooding at Buder we will not be having a race.

Since this is an AMA sanctioned event, you must have a current AMA card to register and fly. The landing fee is $20.

Buder Flying Field is a public, AMA governed field. It is open during the daylight hours (8:00am to dusk) for helicopters and quads . If you arrive earlier in the week, you can fly at Antire as long as you honor the AMA and local flying rules. AMA is required to fly at Antire and at the Fun Fly.

Feel free to contact us (via phone, e-mail, or our Web page) to let us know you are coming. If you are coming in early and want to fly before the weekend, give us a call and one of the St. Louis Whirlybirds will be happy to be your host at Antire Park. Check out our Web page to see the pilots that are attending and for the latest Fun Fly information. Don’t wait… make your plans now. Hotel rooms sell out very quickly during the St. Louis summer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We hope to see you there! Don’t miss out on this spectacular event!

Directions to Buder County Park:

Buder Flying Field is located approximately 24 miles southwest of downtown St. Louis on Interstate 44 (I-44). From downtown St. Louis – take I-44 west to 141 (Exit 272) (approx. 5 miles southwest of I-44 and I-270). Take the round about and the park is the first exit. If you are coming from the north take 141 south toward 44, Take the 44 West Exit off of 141, just before you get to the highway on ramp for 44 there is a round about, take the first exit out of the round about, so you are heading back under the 141 bridge. You will enter a second round about take the second exit into the park, follow the signs once you are in the park, you will see the flying field off to the right as you come into the park.

Signs will be posted!

Shots from the 2019 Fun Fly

Even though we had to fly at an alternate site, we had a great crowd and had a good time at the Fun Fly. Helicopters, drones, combat planes and a paraglider. Lots of fun.


Gateway Arch & Museum
St. Louis Riverfront
(314) 982-1410
The Magic House Children’s Museum
516 S. Kirkwood Blvd, Kirkwood
(314) 822-8900
St. Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Av., St. Louis
(314) 289-4444
St. Louis Union Station
Market Street, Downtown St. Louis
(314) 421-6655
St. Louis Zoo
Forest Park, St. Louis
(314) 781-0900
Six Flags of St. Louis
I-44 Exit 261, Eureka
(636) 938-4800
Harahs St. Louis Casino and Hotel
777 Casino Ctr. Dr.
(314) 770-8100
Ameristar Casino St. Charles
1260 S. Main St.                        St. Charles, MO
(800) 325-7777
St. Louis Galleria Shopping Mall
Hwy 40 & Brentwood, Clayton
(314) 863-6633
West County Shopping Mall 80 West County Ctr./270 and Manchester
(314) 288-2020
St. Louis Cardinals
Busch Stadium , Downtown St. Louis
(314) 421-3060
Bigfoot 4×4
6311 North Lindeberg
(314) 731-2822

Send E-MAIL or give us a call to let us know you are coming!

For More Information…

Contact: Jeffrey C. Young – President
Phone: (314) 983-9974
(leave message if you get a recording)
E-MAIL: jeff@jcyoung.net